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NAIOP SoCal

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NAIOP SoCal is the premier association representing commercial real estate in Los Angeles and Orange counties providing unique networking, top-notch education, and public policy advocacy for members.

Welcome Tim Jemal, NAIOP SoCal CEO, as he sits down with a diverse network of industry leaders, rising young professionals, and elected officials and to discuss what drives these individuals to succeed and contribute the communities in which we live. Stay up-to-date with industry trends and learn from the personal and professional journeys of those who have influenced our industry.
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EP. 9 - John Keisler

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EP 19 - Kimberly Brown
EP 19 - Kimberly Brown
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with another exciting episode just in time for the holiday weekend! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by Kimberly Brown, Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield. Los Angeles native Kimberly Brown boasts over 30 years of experience in operations, leasing, accounting, project management and business development. Her broad skill set has afforded her an impressive portfolio which spans all sectors of commercial real estate including office, industrial, retail and multifamily. She is also the president of African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP) and is a proud member of NAIOP SoCal! In this episode, Brown shares with our listeners the power of building a strong professional network and how this has enabled her to engineer a unique career path tailored to her skill set. Additionally, she speaks to her experiences as a black woman, how what is happening in communities of color directly affects the commercial real estate industry and the responsibility older generations have to connect young professionals to new opportunities.
42:03
November 23, 2022
EP 18 - Malcolm Johnson
EP 18 - Malcolm Johnson
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with another exciting episode! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by CEO & Founder of Langdon Park Capital, Malcolm Johnson. As CEO & Founder of Langdon Park Capital - a real estate investment management company - Johnson directs the company's strategy and operations. Johnson boasts quite an impressive resume as - prior to his career in the commercial real estate industry - he played professional football with the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Pittsburgh Steelers from 1999-2003. Johnson has also received his Masters in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University as well as his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. In this episode, Johnson shares his wealth of knowledge as he details his transition from the NFL to the commercial real Estate industry, the mission and vision of Langdon Park Capital, the secret to attracting the best talent when building a team, as well as his goals looking forward.
01:07:10
October 26, 2022
EP 17 - **2022 People's Choice Awardee: Developer of the Year** with Nancy Shultz
EP 17 - **2022 People's Choice Awardee: Developer of the Year** with Nancy Shultz
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with another exciting installment featuring our Awards Gala Awardees. In this episode, NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by the 2022 People's Choice Developer of the Year, Nancy Shultz of Duke Realty. As Regional President of Duke's Western Region, Shultz is responsible for development, leasing, marketing and property management of its growing industrial portfolio in California and Seattle. Under her direction Duke's portfolio has grown more than 6 million square feet in the last 3 years. Tune in as Shultz details Duke's business practices; specifically, the steps Duke has taken in sustainability, building wellness, and resiliency as it applies to development and building operations. She also shares with our listeners how Duke expertly navigated the obstacles presented in 2021, that diversity, equality, and inclusion are woven into the very fabric of the company's values, and how the culture at Duke directly impacts the success of their endeavors.
28:23
August 03, 2022
EP 16 - **2022 People's Choice: Deal of the Year Awardee** with Jay Nugent and George Thomson
EP 16 - **2022 People's Choice: Deal of the Year Awardee** with Jay Nugent and George Thomson
In this special installment in our podcast series we take a break from our normal one-on-one format! Join NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, as he sits down with our 2022 People's Choice: Deal of the Year Awardees, Jay Nugent and George Thomson, as they discuss The Press. Nugent and Thomson, detail the economic impact this redevelopment project has on Orange County, their environmentally conscious approach, and offer listeners the keys to completing a successful deal!
29:28
July 26, 2022
EP 15 - Sandy Sigal
EP 15 - Sandy Sigal
NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined in this episode by Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NewMark Merrill Companies, Sandy Sigal. Sigal walks us through his 30+ years as an entrepreneur in the real estate industry. From starting his first business at the age of 12, to becoming CEO of a company at 27, Sigal advises young Commercial Real Estate Professionals on the importance of adapting with advances in technology, changes in the market, and building a diverse network of mentors.
54:21
June 16, 2022
EP 14 - Jana Turner
EP 14 - Jana Turner
In the latest installment in our podcast series NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with California native and Commercial Real Estate veteran, Jana Turner. With more than 30 years experience in the services sector Turner is currently a principal with RETS Associates where she thrives on networking and recruiting diverse talent. Turner details her transition from a career in broadcast journalism to the commercial real estate industry, best practices for speaking up for yourself and your accomplishments in the work place, and how colleges can help increase diversity and strengthen the talent pipeline in the commercial real estate industry.
44:32
May 23, 2022
EP. 13 - Jaime Lee
EP. 13 - Jaime Lee
In this episode, NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal sits down with Jaime Lee, CEO of Jamison Realty, Inc. Lee rounds out her impressive resume by engaging with the community in a number of civic, philanthropic, and industry organizations. In addition to roles as board member on the California Film Commission and the 2028 Olympic Games, Lee was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and currently serves as the President of the Board of Harbor Commissioners for the Port of Los Angeles. In this episode, Lee discusses the challenges women in leadership roles face in the Commercial Real Estate Industry, her role in combating the supply chain crisis, and also imparts industry insight on the demands of younger millennials and Gen Z.
58:32
April 11, 2022
EP - 12 Lew Horne
EP - 12 Lew Horne
Listen to our latest podcast as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with CBRE's President of Advisory Services, Lew Horne. Horne has built an impressive 30 year career with CBRE and currently leads the strategic direction and performance of the firm's Advisory Services in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. In this episode, Horne discusses his passion for the entrepreneurial spirit of the Commercial Real Estate Industry, the importance of building and sustaining trust throughout your career, as well as how to create community in the office.
01:03:38
March 11, 2022
EP 11 - Brandy Birtcher
EP 11 - Brandy Birtcher
Listen to our latest podcast as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with Orange County native Brandy Birtcher, the CEO and Co-Owner of Birtcher Development. Now in it's fifth generation of family ownership, Birtcher details how growing up around the business has equipped him with the tools to lead it and shares valuable insight he has garnered from conducting business in the states as well as overseas.
54:38
January 06, 2022
EP 10 - Gene Seroka
EP 10 - Gene Seroka
Listen to our latest podcast as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with Gene Seroka, the Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles. With over 33 years of experience in shipping, global logistics, and executive management, Seroka discusses the function of the Port of Los Angeles, pinpoints the cause of the bottleneck crisis, and offers advice for young professionals.
40:10
December 20, 2021
EP. 9 - John Keisler
EP. 9 - John Keisler
Listen to our latest podcast as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with John Keisler, the Economic Development Director of the City of Long Beach. Keisler discusses how his degrees in philosophy and religion directly impacted his career in government service, how infrastructure affects the success of the city of Long Beach, and lends fresh perspective on the supply chain bottleneck issue affecting its port.
43:12
November 22, 2021
EP. 8 - Robert Hertzberg
EP. 8 - Robert Hertzberg
Listen to our latest podcast as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with California Senate Majority Leader Robert Hertzberg to discuss his impressive bio and body of work. Senator Hertzberg discusses what sparked his interest in politics, his work in renewable energy, and how his work ethic affects his success.
45:08
October 28, 2021
Ep. 7 - YPG Founders
Ep. 7 - YPG Founders
Listen to our latest podcast as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with the Founders of the prestigious YPG Program on the occasion of its 15th anniversary. In this special episode, Jim Camp, Thomas Sherlock, Sayres Dudley and Al Beaudette discuss the genesis of the program, the original vision, and how YPG retained its relevancy over the last 15 years. The founders also discuss what the future looks like for this unique program.
47:23
September 20, 2021
Ep. 6 - Kevin Shannon, Newmark
Ep. 6 - Kevin Shannon, Newmark
Newmark Co-head of U.S. Capital Markets and self-proclaimed deal-junkie, Kevin Shannon sits down with NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal. Shannon shares what he believes is necessary to be successful in the commercial real estate industry, his thoughts on the post-pandemic markets, and the importance of giving back to the community.
43:22
July 28, 2021
Ep. 5 - Jeffrey Prang, Los Angeles County Assessor
Ep. 5 - Jeffrey Prang, Los Angeles County Assessor
NAIOP SoCal CEO Tim Jemal and Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang sit down to swap Michigan State University stories and discuss Prang's journey to California where he served as a council member and Mayor of the City of West Hollywood prior to his current role as Los Angeles County Assessor. 
49:11
July 08, 2021
Ep.4 - Bridget Herdman, Herdman Architecture & Design
Ep.4 - Bridget Herdman, Herdman Architecture & Design
Tim Jemal, NAIOP SoCal CEO, sits down with the podcast's first female guest, Bridget Herdman. They have a conversation around growing up in a large family, making the scary jump from a secure-paying job to starting your own business, and what it is like being a woman in a male-dominated field.
41:01
May 20, 2021
Ep. 3 - Josh Childress, Landspire Group
Ep. 3 - Josh Childress, Landspire Group
Josh Childress and NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, discuss diversity, growing up in a family of all boys in Compton, CA, and playing professional basketball for the Atlanta Hawks and in Greece. Childress also shares the importance of changing the narrative around minority-owned businesses.
43:33
April 22, 2021
Ep. 2 - Vicente Sarmiento, Santa Ana Mayor
Ep. 2 - Vicente Sarmiento, Santa Ana Mayor
Vicente Sarmiento, Santa Ana's first new Mayor in 26 years, sits down with NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal.
47:41
March 25, 2021
Ep. 1 - Kim Snyder, Prologis
Ep. 1 - Kim Snyder, Prologis
NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with Kim Snyder, President of Prologis' West Region.
49:07
February 11, 2021